This beautiful, world-famous spa town situated in a broad valley 50 km south of Karlovy Vary, has just about everything one would expect of the place that Mark Twain once labeled a “health factory”. Clean air, wonderful scenery and a great deal of natural healing resources – peat, healing gas and many cold mineral springs (Rudolph, Ambrose and Caroline to name just a few, used in treating of bladder and kidney disorders); lovely neoclassic houses and two majestic collonades dominated by the modern Singing fountain; a well groomed parkland, intersecting the town and stretching almost 20 km in width, offering the perfect setting for a serene constitutional stroll; walking trails of various levels of difficulty everywhere around; first-class golf course at the stone’s throw east of the town; mini-golf, tennis courts, swimming pools, saunas, horseback riding, yachting, fishing, hunting, bike trails and other opportunities of active relaxation. If you are more into culture rather than gym, you may want to visit the local drama or movie theater, library, scientific museum, music halls, art galleries, dancing halls, cafés, restaurants or casinos. You may also enjoy the panorama from a much more elevated point of view, taking one of the available tour flights.
No wonder many celebrities of their time including Goethe, Chopin or Edward VII kept coming back during the two-century-long history of the town. It is indeed a unique “rivier in the woods”.